Increased fuel economy for Yamaha’s popular VX Series

4 Mar 2010

Yamaha’s VX WaveRunners are famous for offering value for money to customers looking at an affordable way to get on the water.

Despite being the top selling watercraft around the world for the last four years, the 2010 model VXs have been upgraded to make them an even more attractive proposition for buyers looking for their first personal watercraft.

Already the most fuel efficient craft on the water for a number of years, the Yamaha VX models are now even more fuel efficient for 2010. A remapping of the watercraft’s sophisticated ECU has allowed Yamaha engineers to reduce fuel consumption by 10 percent at both cruising speed and wide open throttle with no reduction in horsepower, maintaining the class-leading performance that makes the VX Series so much fun to ride. 

For 2010 the VX models also receive a newly designed deck with more aggressive styling. The new deck integrates the look and feel of a more expensive craft by creating a more expansive rider position than previous VX models. To do this the seat length has been increased to provide more legroom and better rider ergonomics complete with a striking new profile that mirrors Yamaha’s more expensive FX line of craft. The position of the reverse control has also been adjusted for greater convenience and ease of use. 

Ride has also been modified with the addition of a new ride plate and sponsons. The combination delivers a drier and better riding trim angle while the newly developed sponsons allow precise handling and turning. 

There are three models in the VX range, the VX Sports, VX Deluxe and VX Cruiser. The VX Sports model is a “just add water” package, a quick and agile performer. The VX Deluxe has some extra refinements such as reverse and a remote immobiliser for extra security while the VX Cruiser has all the features of the Deluxe model but with the added comfort of a high back cruiser seat. 

“The VX is an exciting craft for anyone considering purchasing a WaveRunner”, says Iain MacLeod, National Sales and Marketing Manager for WaveRunners in Australia. “Many customers view this range as the perfect value package to get on the water. The VX range is also easy to store and maintain as well as simple to launch and retrieve. WaveRunners are an exciting but also stress free way of enjoying Australia’s beautiful waterways.” 

Yamaha WaveRunners are available through a nationwide network of authorised dealers. The Yamaha range encompasses models to suit beginners right up to more experienced riders and racers. Full specifications and features can be found on the Yamaha website www.yamaha-motor.com.au.

Specifications

Yamaha VX Cruiser, Deluxe and Sport

Engine Type

4-stroke, 4-cyl DOHC 5-Valve

Displacement

1052 cc

Bore x Stroke

76 x 58 mm

Compression Ratio

11.4 : 1

Cooling System

Water-cooled

Pump Type

155mm Axial Flow

Lubrication System

Dry Sump

Fuel Management

Electronic Fuel Injection

Fuel Tank Capacity

60 L

Oil Capacity

4.3 L

Length

3270 mm

Width

1170 mm

Height

1170 mm

Weight

340 kg

Storage Capacity

57 L

Rider Capacity

3

 

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